Tails and Trails: Calgary's Top 10 Dog Parks

Tails and Trails: Calgary's Top 10 Dog Parks

Hey there, Doodle Dogs patrons! Are you ready to treat your furry friend to the ultimate day out? Look no further than Calgary's top dog parks! Whether your pup is a adventure seeker, nature lover, or social butterfly we've rounded up the top spots in the city where tails wag and memories are made.

Did you know that Calgary has 8,500 hectares of parks with 160 off-leash dog parks?!

We conducted a survey via Instagram and received 59 suggestions from YOU to help select some of the best!  Amongst your favourites were River Park, Sue Higgins, Tom Campbell's Hill, Bowmont, Play Unleashed, Nose Hill Park, Sandy Beach, and Edworthy.

That being said, let's dive in to some of the favourites:

1.  River Park
Looking for a place to unwind and soak up the sun? River Park has you covered! With its riverside trails and off-leash zones, it's the perfect destination for a leisurely stroll or a game of frisbee with your furry sidekick.


2. Sue Higgins Park
Get ready to make a splash at Sue Higgins Park! This pup-approved destination features expansive off-leash areas and tranquil ponds where your dog can take a dip and cool off on a hot day. It's the paw-fect spot for water-loving pups and their adventurous humans.


3. Nose Hill Park
Nose Hill Park isn't just a park—it's a canine paradise! With over 2,500 acres of open space to explore and stunning views of the city, your furry companion will be in doggy heaven. Plus, the off-leash areas are perfect for a game of fetch or a leisurely stroll with your best buddy.

4. Tom Campbell's Hill Park
Treat your pup to sweeping panoramic views of downtown Calgary at Tom Campbell's Hill Park! This scenic spot offers off-leash areas where your dog can stretch their legs and take in the sights and sounds of the city. It's a picture-perfect destination for a fun-filled evening with your furry friend.

5. Bowmont Park
Nestled along the Bow River, Bowmont Park offers off-leash areas and scenic trails for you and your furry friend to explore. With its natural beauty and ample space to roam, it's a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by adventurous pups and their humans.

6. Edworthy Park
For a taste of nature in the heart of the city, look no further than Edworthy Park. With its scenic trails along the Bow River and designated off-leash areas, it's the ideal spot for a peaceful walk or an afternoon of outdoor fun with your four-legged friend.

7. St. Patrick's Island Park
Let your dog's inner explorer run wild at St. Patrick's Island Park! This urban oasis offers designated off-leash areas where your pup can romp and play to their heart's content. With green spaces, dynamic views and gentle waters for your dog to play in, it's a must-visit for any adventure-loving pooch.

8. Sandy Beach River Park
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head to Sandy Beach River Park! With its designated off-leash areas along the Elbow River and natural surroundings, it's the ultimate destination for a peaceful retreat with your pup.

9. Stanley Park
This is a summer favourite due to it's central location, and close to the river.  If you're seeking to catch some rays, listen to music, throw fetch in the river and/or have a picnic we recommend visiting this park!

10. McHugh Bluff
Last but not least is McHugh Bluff.  Nestled atop the Bow River, this gem offers stunning views of the city skyline and the Bow River below. With designated off-leash areas and plenty of space to explore, it's an ideal spot for a scenic adventure with your canine companion.

So there you have it, folks — the top 10 dog parks in Calgary! Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or just a chance to bond with your furry friend, these pup-approved destinations have it all. 

As an added bonus, we created the map below which show Calgary parks in purple and off-leash dog parks in pink. Zoom in or use the search bar to find parks right in your neighbourhood!

So grab your leash, pack some treats, and get ready for a tail-wagging good time! 🐾